A small family business, Install A Gadget is fronted by Paul Kearns
who boasts over 25 years experience in the 12 volt industry.
Paul qualified as a Marine Mechanic in 1992, which set a solid foundation for his 12 volt knowledge.
He sub-contracted for boat fit-outs for 12 months and in late 1993, completed an Alarm Installers Training Course and became self-employed.
Paul's AUTO SECURITY SERVICE serviced both the private and commercial sectors over 5 years performing mobile installations & repairs of Automotive Alarms & Immobilisers, central locking systems, cruise controls, stereo systems & turbo timers, until late 1998.
At this time, Paul became employed as Installations Services & Training Manager for Marlows Auto Parts & Accessories Fitting & Service Centres.
In this role, Paul designed and implemented Australia's first Nationally Accredited Immobiliser Installation Course, whose attendees included the private sector and Trainees from the Department of Transport.
He also oversaw installers spread over 25 workshops in 3 states, offering technical assistance and training and performed the mobile call out break down service for immobilisers and alarms throughout the Perth Metro area, and assisted Insurance Companies with Claims for Stolen Vehicles.
In 2001, Paul was promoted to Senior Service Manager which, in addition to his regular duties, oversaw all Marlows Western Australian workshops which included monitoring both Installers, Workshop Managers and Mechanics.
Needing a change and wanting to pursue his passion for the RV market, Paul partnered with his wife Kylie to form Install A Gadget in October of 2002.
With Paul’s reputation for knowledge and proud work ethic, Install A Gadget was instantly successful and has been for 14 years.
Consistently in high demand, the business has grown to include nephew Robbie who passed his Traineeship in 2013 with exemplary results.
Being mentored by a specialist of Paul’s calibre and with natural ability and enthusiasm for 12 volt gadgetry and the RV market, Robbie demonstrates outstanding ability in the 12 volt field. He already possesses the specialist knowledge to rival those well beyond his years and has directly contributed to improving the installation efficiency of Install A Gadget.
Keeping the administrative cogs of Install A Gadget well oiled is Pauls’ wife Kylie who brings order to this busy business and family using her high-level organisational skills.